Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Youth and Social Care

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Course summary

The FdA in Youth and Care studies has been specifically designed to meet the localised and regional needs of the youth and care sector. It is an integrated course that combines the theoretical concepts that relate to young people, caring for them and helping them to care for themselves, whilst working within the broader care sector. This includes residential care settings, homeless hostels, supported lodgings for young people, youth offending programs. Students will develop a flexible and reflective approach to professional practice founded on the principles and ethos of working with young people within a social care setting. They will develop an increased awareness of the different roles and functions of statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations and the different constraints within the current policy context. This programme involves placement opportunities for students within a range of organisations that reside within the youth and care sector which will help to broaden horizons and develop a critical understanding of the roles and responsibilities organisations play to deliver positive outcomes for young people and other service users within the care sector.

Course details

Modules

You will study the following modules: •Introduction to Working with Young People in Social Care. •Academic skills and project research for working with young people •Adolescence and wellbeing •Creative Group Work with Young People •Young people & Society. •Supporting transitions in practice 1 (Placement learning and critical reflections on practice). •Understanding the needs of Young People •Safeguarding Young People and Anti-oppressive Practice in Social Care. •Applied Research with Young People •Working with organisations to improve outcomes for young people. •Supporting transitions in practice 2 (Placement learning and critical reflections on practice).

Assessment method

A mix of written, practical and work based assessments, presentations and portfolios


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HC02
Institution code:
C16
Campus name:
City Centre Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://cavc.ac.uk/en/courses/foundation-degree-youth-and-social-care

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website.

Youth and Social Care at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS